Turkey Peach & Pomegranate Quinoa Salad and a Giveaway #FreshIdea

Turkey Peach & Pomegranate Quinoa Salad and a Giveaway #FreshIdea

I know that when some people think “salad” they think diet. Once upon a time the word salad conjured images of iceberg lettuce and shredded carrots. But salads have definitely evolved. They can make a healthy and delicious starter or side dish. And the right salad can be your entire meal. This turkey, peach and pomegranate quinoa salad fits that bill perfectly. It has everything you need. It’s loaded with healthy protein thanks to the turkey breast, quinoa and sunflower seeds. The quinoa also give you a good dose of healthy carbs and fibre while the turkey provides plenty of nutrients your body needs like zinc, iron and B vitamins. Of course the peaches (which happen to be in season right now), pomegranate and carrots also add a lot to both the nutrient and flavour profile of this dish. And let’s talk about the dressing, because it doesn’t matter what’s in your salad, the dressing will make or break it. This one is full of fresh mint, basil and cilantro, which a lot of you might be able to go out to your herb garden and pick right now. This vinaigrette is  light and fresh and the perfect finishing touch to this awesome salad.

Turkey Peach & Pomegranate Quinoa Salad
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Serves: 4 servings
 
This salad is a complete meal packed full of protein, fibre, healthy carbs and nutrients
Ingredients
Salad
  • 2 lbs of turkey breast
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pomegranate
  • ¾ cup of sunflower seeds
  • 2 unripe peaches
  • 3 medium sized carrots
  • ½ fennel bulb
  • 2 cups of red quinoa
Dressing
  • ⅓ bunch of mint
  • ⅓ bunch of basil
  • ⅓ bunch of cilantro
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tbsp of apple cider
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Let cool.
  2. Slice turkey breast into 1 inch slices
  3. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill on medium heat until cooked through, 6-8 minutes per side.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool.
  6. Roughly chop the turkey.
  7. Remove seeds from pomegranate.
  8. Slice peaches.
  9. Dice fennel.
  10. Clean carrots and shave into long strips.
  11. Mix all the ingredients together.
  12. To make the dressing combine all of the ingredients and blend. Season with salt and pepper and dress the salad

Let’s Talk Turkey

We all know (I hope) that turkey is a excellent source of lean protein. But you may not know that it it also a great source of vitamins and essential nutrients to help keep you fuelled and healthy all summer long. And the other thing I love about turkey is the versatility of cooking with it. Because you can purchase your turkey in so many different cuts your options are endless. If you haven’t tried it yet I really urge you to think outside the box a bit and try substituting turkey in some of your favourite recipes. It makes a wicked chilli, awesome burgers and “butter turkey” is pretty darn yummy too! Turkey is the perfect summer protein since it grills so well and it’s a great addition to your favourite salads (try throwing some in your pasta salad too). If you need some more recipe inspiration you will find a great selection here.

And when you are shopping for your turkey make sure you ask for Canadian raised Turkey so you know you’re putting Canadian quality on your table – from our farmers’ families to yours!

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You Can Win

I’m thrilled that, thanks to the Turkey Farmers of Canada, I am able to bring this great giveaway to my readers. One of you is going to win a $75 prepaid Visa gift card so you can get some turkey on your table this summer! The giveaway is open to Canadian residents (except Quebec) age 18 and over. Just use the form below to enter. Good luck to everyone!

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all views and opinions are genuine and my own.

This article has 95 comments

  1. I really want to try the smoked turkey wrap

  2. I'd like to try this turkey apple recipe. http://www.canadianturkey.ca/recipes/curried-turk

  3. I would like to try the Turkey Taco pizza!

  4. I would definitely want to try the smoked turkey wraps! They look delicious, and easy to make.

  5. Shredded turkey tacos!

  6. Stephanie LaPlante
    Tuesday 12 July 2016, 11:49 am

    I'd like to try the Honey Garlic Turkey Tenders with Sweet and Smoky Dipping Sauce

  7. These Spiced Fried Turkey ‘Nuggets’ sound delicious and would give them a try.

  8. I want to try the Turkey Taco Pizza!

  9. so tough to choose just one thing but i would definitely try the turkey taco pizza and turkey taquitos. can you see a theme here? lol

  10. I would love to try the TURKEY, BROCCOLI & ALMOND SALAD!

  11. I would like to try the SPICED FRIED TURKEY ‘NUGGETS’ 🙂

  12. I would like to try the shredded turkey tacos.

  13. I would try the Turkey Taco P izza.

  14. I think I would try the smoked turkey wraps.

  15. the TURKEY TACO PIZZA sounds wonderful and I'm sure my kids would love it.

  16. I'd like to try the turkey taco pizza.

  17. I would love to try the Turkey Taco Pizza, sounds delicious!

  18. i would love to try Curried Turkey & Apple Sandwiches

  19. The SHREDDED TURKEY TACOS look really good!

  20. The Turkey Croque Monsieur with Cranberry-Apple Chutney sounds yummy!

  21. Florence Cochrane
    Tuesday 12 July 2016, 2:56 pm

    The SWEET CHILI & LIME TURKEY MEATBALLS is a recipe I love to try.

  22. I would love to try Turkey,Broccoli,and Almond Salad

  23. those taco bowls look yum.

  24. Lots of interesting recipes there, but SLOW COOKER TURKEY CHILI WITH SWEET POTATO, CHIPOTLE AND MAPLE caught my eye since I love using my slow cooker especially in summer.

  25. I would love to try the Shredded turkey tacos.

  26. The smoked turkey wraps sound amazing!! 

  27. I would love to try the Smoked Turkey Wraps. We love turkey in this house!

  28. I would love to try the Thai Green Curry Turkey Stir Fry

  29. MOROCCAN SPICE-RUBBED TURKEY SANDWICHES Look delicious 

  30. Thai green curry turkey stir fry! I live been Thai curry

  31. Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Bites with Cranberry-Chipotle BBQ Saucelook pretty amazing!

  32. I would love to try the
    Monte Cristo Melt
    recipe.

  33. I would like to try the slow cooker turkey breast.

  34. The Honey Garlic Turkey Tenders with Sweet and Smoky Dipping Sauce looks delicious

  35. I would like to try the POTATO-TOPPED TURKEY MEATLOAF BITES recipe./

  36. I want to try the Turkey Yakitori recipe

    ~Jonnie

  37. The TURKEY TACO PIZZA looks very good!!

  38. I would like the Grilled Turkey Breast with Mushroom and Wild Rice Stuffing

  39. Stuffed Mexican Turkey Bites looks delicious

  40. I would like to try the Shredded Turkey Tacos

  41. I would like to try the TURKEY TACO PIZZA.

  42. The Turkey Croque Monsieur with Cranberry-Apple Chutney sounds delicious!

  43. I would like to try the turkey taquitos recipe.

  44. I would like to try the Turkey Taco pizza!!!!

  45. I would love to try the POTATO-TOPPED TURKEY MEATLOAF BITES

  46. I would like to try the Turkey Taco pizza.

  47. I would love to try the TURKEY, BROCCOLI & ALMOND SALAD!

  48. The turkey Thigh Taco bowl looks super yummy!

  49. I am going to try the potatoe topped turkey meatloaf bites.

  50. would love to try SPIRAL SCALOPPINI

  51. I would love to try the Honey Garlic Turkey Tenders with Sweet and Smoky Dipping Sauce . Thanks for the opportunity!

  52. Turkey Taco Pizza!

  53. I would try the curried turkey and apples sandwiches.

  54. All the recipes sound so yummy but the first thing i would like to try is the Smoked Turkey Wraps!

  55. The Turkey Taco Pizza sounds delicious!

  56. Would love to try the Turket Taco pizza

  57. Ashleigh Swerdfeger
    Wednesday 13 July 2016, 3:07 pm

    Thai Green Curry Turkey Stir Fry sounds super yummy.

  58. id love to try the smoked turkey wraps

  59. I’d like to try the TURKEY TACO PIZZA

  60. I think we would like the Shredded Turkey Tacos

  61. I would like to try the Smoked Turkey Wrap..

  62. I'd like to try the Turkey Taco Pizza

  63. I'd love to try the smoked Turkey wraps. They sound delicious.

  64. I'd like to try the turkey tacos pizza and get my son to help me make them

  65. I would like to try the Turkey Taco pizza!

  66. Thai turkey wonton cups is what I would like to try

  67. It would be great to win a $75 prepaid Visa gift card.
    In response to your requirement to
    visit the Canadian Turkey recipe section and tell you a recipe i would like to try.
    I would like to try the
    HONEY GARLIC TURKEY TENDERS WITH SWEET AND SMOKY DIPPING SAUCE.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  68. I would love to try the turkey tacos. Love tacos, but haven't yet had it with turkey.

  69. I'd love to try the Smoked Turkey Wraps. Yummy!

  70. I would like to try the smoked turkey wraps.

  71. I'd love to try the potato-topped turkey meatloaf bites

  72. Oh I'd love to try the Turkey Croque Monsieur with Cranberry-Apple Chutney!

  73. I would like to make the GRILLED TURKEY BREAST WITH MUSHROOM AND WILD RICE STUFFING

  74. I would like to try the SPICED FRIED TURKEY ‘NUGGETS’

  75. I'd love to try the TURKEY PRIMAVERA TART!

  76. It all looks so good, each recipe , this one caught my eye today Barbequed Tandoori Turkey Drumsticks with Spiced Mushroom Medley Pilaf

  77. the turkey taquitos look yummy

  78. I want to try the turkey taco pizza

  79. love to try the Turkey Primavera Tart

  80. There are many that I would try for myself but since I cook for everyone I would have to pick something we all like, cause I am only making one meal. WE would probably all agree on the grilled Turkey thigh taco bowls.

  81. I'd like to try the HONEY GARLIC TURKEY TENDERS WITH SWEET AND SMOKY DIPPING SAUCE.

  82. I would loveXX to try the Barbequed Tandoori Turkey Drumsticks with
    Spiced Mushroom Medley Pilaf. It looks fabulous as do many of their
    other recipes from Canadaian Turkey.ca

  83. I would like to try the Turkey Taco Pizza.

  84. I would like to try the Orange-Ginger Turkey Pot Stickers.

  85. The smoked turkey wraps would be delicious.

  86. I'd like to try the Turkey Croque Monsieur with Cranberry-Apple Chutney.

  87. I would like to try the Thai Turkey Wonton Cups.

  88. I'd like to try the shredded turkey tacos.

  89. I would love to try the turkey club sammie with spicy mayo!!

  90. I would love to try SHREDDED TURKEY TACOS

  91. I would love to try the turkey taco pizza!

  92. I would love to try the Spiced Fried Turkey ‘Nuggets’ – yum!

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